In 2011 the Miss USA pageant was chosen by GB the best national pageant in the world (See the special page of the 2011 GB Awards). Perhaps it was the best pageant overall last year, period. It was nearly perfect, from hosting, to new elements, to the music and final results. The only thing that prevented it from being perfect was the non-sense “fans’ scores”, which we honestly hope will be gone. Fact is: expectations for this Sunday’s show are high.
This year’s group of candidates is one of extremes. If overall it cannot be considered one of the most competitive groups in history (it’s actually far from it), at least the beauties who are indeed competitive, although few, are truly top-of-the-line, which might ensure a great show.
GB has no intention to guess who the top 16 will be (our crystal ball is broken, sorry!), but rather to publish a list containing the women we believe SHOULD be up there. Of course we know that there are several factors which might affect the judges and MUO’s choices, from candidates’ professionalism and behavior, to state directors’ lobbies and whatever interests are behind such choices. Trump picks themselves, can be very odd and hard to get for us mortals!
But, if logic applies, the group of semi-finalists should not be much far from the one you will see below.
We begin with our G7, the 7 girls we think have all it takes to end the night crying and shouting with a crown on their heads:
The G7: Miss USA 2012 should be among these beauties
Nevada – Georgia – Texas – Michigan – California – Ohio – Oklahoma
This elite group has record-holding number of victories Texas (9) and California (6), as well as three states trying to win the Miss USA title for the first time: Nevada, Georgia, and Oklahoma. Michigan has done it three times, Ohio twice.
Nevada‘s Jade Kelsall hails from Las Vegas, has done everything perfectly and is amazingly beautiful. The host-city of Miss USA 2012 has everything to throw a big celebration on Sunday night, after all, she’s the one to beat. Statuesque Jasmyn “Jazz” Wilkins of Georgia could finally take home the so-dreamed and awaited crown. Her flawless beauty and elegance are hard to beat; Texas will try to go for a 10th victory with Brittany Booker, perhaps the best prepared candidate of the bunch. She seems to be the favorite on social networks and pageant-related forums; Michigan‘s Kristen Danyal carried the greatest gown in the competition beautifully. A 4th Miss USA crown for Michigan could be on its way; how about a back-to-back win for California? The sexiest girl in this year’s pageant, Natalie Pack could easily pull it; after the Presentation Show, Ohio‘s Audrey Bolte jumped to the top of the lists of most pageant observers. She is Sarah Jessica Parker elevated to perfection; and then there’s Anne Hathaway’s look-alike Lauren Lundeen, Miss Oklahoma. Too avant-garde for a pageant maybe, and with below average runway skills, however, stunning and fashionable.
Who would you bet on?
Expect them to shine: 9 beauties to keep an eye on this Sunday night
Maryland – Lousiana – Illinois – Alabama – New Jersey – Rhode Island – Tennessee – New York – Delaware
It would not be a surprise to see one of them in the Top 5 (or Top 4), especially Maryland. If Delaware makes the cut, she will be the first woman from her state to do so in 61 years of Miss USA.
The possible surprises
Indiana – South Carolina – Virginia – Colorado – Kentucky
The 6 above-mentioned candidates are capable of pulling a surprise and landing on the Top 16 (reminding you that one of them could be virtually anyone, because of the public voting).
North Carolina – Mississipi – Kansas – South Dakota – Florida – Arizona – West Virginia – Utah – Montana – Washington – New Mexico – Maine – Connecticut – Pennsylvania – Oregon – Missouri
GB’s Special Awards
GB’s Best in Gown
2nd – Georgia
3rd – Ohio and Oklahoma (tie)
GB’s Best in Swimsuit
GB’s Miss Photogenic
WINNER: South Dakota
2nd – Ohio
3rd – Maine, Nevada, Michigan, Oklahoma (4-way tie)
GB’s Face of the USA
2nd – North Carolina
3rd – California
Best of luck to all!!